Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jim Davis Picks A Running Mate

Yesterday, down in Florida, Republican Charlie Crist picked what I would call a safe running mate.

Today, Democrat Jim Davis made his choice. And his choice is infinitely more interesting and, dare I say, more politically astute.

An F-16 fighter pilot, [Daryl] Jones is a colonel in the Air Force reserves who
lives in Miami-Dade. He served two years in the House (1990-1992) before being
elected to the Senate, where he served for a decade. He ran unsuccessfully for
governor in 2002...Jones, 51, raised in a segregated Mississippi who was his
high school valedictorian and went to law school, would be the first
African-American lieutenant governor in Florida's history.

This is going to be a helluva an interesting race. Definitely stay tuned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Daryl Jones! I remember him from my days working for a lobbyist in the FL legislature (back in 1996). He is a very cool guy, a very dynamic politician and tough to outflank on security/military issues. He is an excellent choice.